Al Gore, center, holds up the Environmental Leadership Award which was presented to him by actors Mary Steenburgen, left, and Ted Danson during the annual leadership awards event from California League of Conservation Voters in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.
ABC News: Gore to Bush on Iraq: It’s Not About You
ABC Newsâ€™ Teddy Davis Reports: Calling the Iraq war “the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States” and “worse than a civil war,” former Vice President Gore urged President Bush to find a way to get U.S. troops out of Iraq “as quickly as possible without making the situation worse” while appearing this morning on NBCâ€™s “Today.”
“I would urge the President to try to separate out the personal issues of being blamed in history for his mistake and instead recognizing that it is not about him. Itâ€™s about our country,” Gore said in an interview with NBCâ€™s Matt Lauer.
When asked if he would pull U.S. troops out of Iraq even it was seen as a defeat for the U.S., Gore dodged the question, saying if he were president, he would have “the full flow of information” and he would be able to test these ideas.
On the question of whether he would run for president in 2008, Gore once again said he is involved in a different kind of campaign â€“ to educate people about climate change â€“ and that he isnâ€™t planning to do so but he hasnâ€™t completely ruled it out.
Al, if you want to play the game you have to step into the ARENA.
Run Al Run……….
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